(PHOENIX – May 10, 2019) – Lisa Davey, who serves as vice president and northeast Arizona retail division manager for Washington Federal in Arizona, has been appointed to the Career and Technical Education Banking and Finance Advisory Board for Metro Tech High School. Through this board, Davey will gather with other volunteer members to discuss how to bring banking and finance skills into the classroom through programs like EverFi, which is an interactive, web-based financial management education tool.
A longtime supporter of the program, Washington Federal most recently partnered with Everfi to bring the program to seven Arizona schools. Since the program’s inception in 2013, it has reached more than 8,000 students.
“Given the enthusiasm with which Metro Tech High School has taken on the Everfi program, it made sense to step up our game and see how we can best work together to take its teachings to a new level,” said Davey. “The web-based platform uses the latest in new media technology – simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.”
Davey adds that the high school course offers over six hours of programming with nine units in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and performance of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes.
“This is one of many outreach projects Washington Federal is involved in across Arizona under our community relations umbrella,” said Davey. “Washington Federal believes that the relationships we have with our local communities are as important as those we share with our customers, stockholders and employees. We believe we have an obligation to operate in a responsible, sustainable manner which supports the health and vibrancy of the communities we serve.”
About Washington Federal
Washington Federal is a full-service national banking institution that focuses on business-to-business banking, commercial and equipment lending, and home loan and corporate real estate financing. It has 31 offices in Arizona including locations in Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Mesa, Yuma, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West and Tucson. Washington Federal is committed to developing a strong and loyal relationship with clients, shareholders and the community at large. For more information please visit washingtonfederal.com.